All The Right Notes

Chapter 16

Hey guys!

I forgot to mention this last chapter, but that song was Stay With Me by You Me At Six, if you want to know what it would sound like with just Percy listen to the acoustic version ;P

For the first time that I could remember, I actually dreaded going to school on Monday.

It meant that I wouldn't get to see Percy till Thursday. It was strange to think that a guy as attractive as him was now my boyfriend, that a guy like him would even look twice at me was weird.

Of course, I hadn't said a word of what was going on between us to my mother, telling her about our kiss would basically just confirm all her worries from before. And then she'd just completely despise Percy.

At school, I was walking to my locker with Piper and Thalia.

"So, you're dating my brother," Thalia pointed at Piper, than at me. "And you're dating my cousin?"

I'd just told them that Percy and I were now officially dating.

"Yeah, I never really thought of it like that." Piper responded.

I laughed, I hadn't thought of that either.

By Wednesday, I couldn't stand waiting to see Percy any longer. He'd called me Tuesday night, and we'd discussed what we were going to tell my parents about Thursday, since I wasn't going there to babysit, but I still missed his eyes.

It was strange how quickly I found myself completely infatuated with him now that I'd admitted my feelings towards him.

We were sitting around our usual table in the cafeteria, and Jason and Leo came over chatting worriedly.

"What are we going to do, Leo? The gig is this weekend!" Jason exclaimed as he sat down next to Piper.

His girlfriend frowned. "What happened?"

"Percy went and lost his voice," Leo rolled his eyes. "He can't sing for a few weeks and we have a gig Saturday night."

Jason ran his hand through his hair. "And that gives us two days to find a replacement and practice new songs. Luke said we'll probably have to cancel."

"Wait," Calypso suddenly said, uncertainty in her voice. "Um...I can sing."

"You can!" Leo beamed. "And just when I thought you couldn't get any more perfect."

I elbowed him hard, but Calypso ignored him. "If you guys need me to, I could sing."

Jason had a small, relieved smile on his face. "Cal, I can't even tell you how grateful we'd be if you could. Of course, you'd have to come over and practice with us so we can see what the others think of your voice."

Calypso smiled at him, eyes shining.

I frowned slightly. Percy had sounded normal enough on the phone, how had he lost his voice so completely over night?

"We'll have to go to your house tonight and find some new songs," Leo said to Jason.

Jason nodded in agreement.

"I can give you a lift if you need, Cal." I said, hoping to the gods that she'd say yes.

"That's ok-"

"Really, its fine."

Thalia cooed mockingly. "Annabeth just wants to go see Percy!"

I blushed scarlet, mostly because it was true. "Aren't I allowed to want to see my boyfriend?"

Calypso smiled. "If it's not too much trouble, Annabeth."

I grinned. "Not at all."

After school, I texted Dad and drove with Calypso to Jason's place.

Jason and Leo left before us, and Luke had to pick up Percy and Nico on his way over.

"So, are they good?" Calypso asked me as I pulled out of the school car-park.

I smirked. "Yeah, very good. It's a shame you won't get to hear Perce sing."

"You really like him," She replied with a small smile, and I blushed.

"I didn't think so." I said honestly. It amazed me how I had known him for a year and hadn't realized till now.

By now, the school year was almost over. All of our finals were coming up, and then Percy, Thalia, Reyna and Nico would be finished with their senior year.

"I think I know the feeling." Calypso said quietly, probably hoping that I wouldn't hear her. "So, are you ready for exams?"

Noticing her quick change of topic, I replied, "Yeah, hopefully if I pass with a good mark, Mom will get off my case."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, she doesn't really like Percy. When she found out I was 'babysitting' an eighteen year old boy, she can probably guess what she thought." I said awkwardly.

Calypso nodded, and thankfully we arrived at Jason's place before I had to elaborate.

We got of the car and went straight to the garage, where Nico opened the door to let us in.

The garage was arranged in the usual set up, drum kit at the back, mics in front of it in the shape of a semicircle, but there was one extra today, and Percy's was set off to the side next to Luke's.

Jason was already practicing, playing the beat to some songs I hadn't heard them play before, probably the ones they wanted Calypso to try.

"Hey!" Leo greeted from his spot on the floor were he was setting up the amps and the distortion pedals. "Luke, Percy, Nico; this is Calypso."

The three boys waved to her, and she returned the gesture kinda awkwardly.

I saw Percy coming towards me and wrapped my arms around him in a hug.

"Hey," He said, his voice dry and hoarse.

"Seaweed Brain, what happened?"

He rubbed the back of his neck. "Nothing, my vocal chords are just a bit over-worked. I'll be fine in a few weeks."

"Shall we get to work?" Jason said from his seat, and his band-mates nodded.

I sat on the side, watching as Luke handed Callie a few sheets and asked if she knew any of the songs. She nodded, and stood at the mic.

She looked a bit nervous, but I gave her an encouraging smile and a thumbs-up.

Callie held the music sheet in front of her, and waited for the lyrics to come in.

Percy and Luke played the starting riffs, before Jason and Nico started with the beat and Calypso began to sing.

You were my conscienceSo solid, now you're like waterAnd we started drowningNot like we'd sink any fartherBut I let my heart goIt's somewhere down at the bottomBut I'll get a new oneAnd come back for the hope that you've stolen

I'll stop the whole worldI'll stop the whole world... from turning into a monsterEating us aliveDon't you ever wonder how we survivedNow that you're goneThe world is ours

I'm only humanI've got a skeleton in meBut I'm not the villainDespite what you're always preachingCall me a traitorI'm just collecting your victimsAnd they're getting strongerI hear them calling(They're calling)

I'll stop the whole worldI'll stop the whole world... from turning into a monsterEating us aliveDon't you ever wonder how we survivedBut now that you're goneThe world is ours

Percy played the small solo, and then Callie continued to sing.

When you find a strength and solutionsBut I like the tensionAnd not always knowing the answersWell you're gonna lose it... You're gonna lose it

I'll stop the whole worldI'll stop the whole world... from turning into a monsterEating us aliveDon't you ever wonder how we survivedNow that you're goneThe world

I'll stop the whole worldI'll stop the whole world... from turning into a monsterEating us aliveDon't you ever wonder how we survivedNow that you're goneThe world is ours

Calypso beamed at the guys when the song finished, and Luke nodded with approval.

"You have a great voice," He said, and she blushed lightly.

I stood up and stood next to them. "Guys, that was great."

"So," Calypso bit her lip. "Does that mean I'm singing at your gig?"

"We'd love you to!" Percy replied with as much excitement as he could with his his sore throat.

That night, Percy and I decided that we should tell Mom and Dad.

Since he had caught a ride to Jason's with Nico, he needed to be driven home anyway. I could tell he was nervous about meeting my mom again, but he had agreed that he didn't want to keep it a secret, as Athena would find out eventually.

"She won't kill me, right?" He asked as I stopped at a red light.

"Of course not," I said. Hopefully.

"You know, I always thought you were supposed to worry about your girlfriend's dad, not her mom." Percy said thoughtfully, flicking through the radio stations.

I snickered, rolling my eyes at him. "I'd be more worried about Reyna's future boyfriend; Bellona makes my mom seem sweet."

"We need to get off the topic of scary mothers, before I throw up from anxiety."

I laughed, reaching over to take his hand. He intertwined his fingers with mine and flashed a small smile.

Surely something that felt this good couldn't be wrong, whether your mother agreed or not.

I pulled up in the driveway and killed the engine. Taking a deep breath, I turned to Percy.

"You ready?" I asked.

Percy shook his head. "Do you reckon someone'll notice if I just jump the fence and run?"

We got out of the car together, walking under the porch to the front door.

"Mom, Dad, I brought a visitor!" I called into the house.

Dad's voice answered from his study next to the living room. "Hey Tha-oh." He stopped short in the doorway. "Percy, what a surprise."

Percy forced a smile. "Hi, Mr Chase. How are you?"

"I'm good Percy, thank you."

Thankfully, Dad didn't seem unhappy about Percy being at our house.

"Uh Dad, I have something to tell you," I took Percy's hand again. "We're dating."

"Yeah, I figured." He smiled. "I'm happy for you two."

Percy and I exchanged a glance. "You are?"

"Sure, I saw it coming." Dad smiled, and I heard Percy let out a quiet sigh of relief. "You staying for dinner, Percy?"

"Ah no," Percy said, with a convincing devastated tone. "I have to get back home to help Mom."

"He's lost his voice anyway, not really up to talking much." I added, hoping Dad would get the hint.

I knew Percy wanted to get out of here before he had to confront Mom. Dad's smile broadened.

"Oh yes, of course."

He bid goodbye to Percy and went back into his study, leaving my and Percy in the hallway. We got back in my car so I could take him home, and I told him that Dad and I could tell Mom when she got home.

When Percy was sure that we were alone in the carpark of his apartment building, he stooped down and kissed me. I leaned up to kiss him back before pulling away.

"I'll see you tomorrow?" I asked hopefully.

A lop-sided grin formed on Percy's face. "Yeah," He gave me one last peck, before he retreated to the door with a small wave.

With a contented sigh, I pulled back into the traffic. Mom was going to flip when she heard that we were dating, but at least Dad approved.

Um...sorry :(

I honestly don't even know what happened with this chapter, it was crap, I just couldn't think of what to write. I promise I'll make it up to you guys next chapter :)

Please R&R, even though this was horrible

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